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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Richter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Richter completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Ansari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. James Hung is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hung speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton, who practices in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shingleton's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shingleton has an open panel. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Shingleton has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fine is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge, who practices in Framingham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Plymouth, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Judge include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Judge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Oats's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Oats is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Oats completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received distinctions including *additional Board Certification In Emergency and Medicine*.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Framingham, MA and Plymouth, MA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rostler at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rostler attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rostler has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Oconnor practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Plymouth, MA and Sandwich, MA. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Oconnor's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Eye Institute Arvo Scholarship. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that occurs when drainage canals within the eye become clogged or blocked. Fluid builds up within the eye, and the increasing pressure damages the optic nerve. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the primary cause of blindness among African Americans.

The most common form of glaucoma, accounting for more than 90% of all cases, is called open-angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drainage canals become clogged but are not blocked entirely. Because some fluid is still able to drain, people with this type of glaucoma may feel fine and not have any symptoms for years after the onset of the disease. Later on, patients will notice a loss of peripheral vision, or darkness and blurriness at the sides of their visual field. When they look straight at something, their vision will be as good as it ever was. Unfortunately, by this time, the glaucoma is already at a severe stage, and without treatment it can lead to complete blindness.

There are other, less common types of glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is an acute form of glaucoma that comes on very suddenly. The drainage canals become blocked and pressure within the eye rises very rapidly. Patients will have a sudden loss of vision along with headaches or nausea. This type of glaucoma needs to be treated right away. Rarely, children can be born with glaucoma or develop it in infancy. Babies with glaucoma may shy away from bright lights, be irritable, or have poor appetites.

Because glaucoma most often does not have symptoms in the early stages, it is important to have regular eye exams to check for glaucoma, especially if you are at risk. High risk groups include African Americans, Latinos, people with diabetes, and anyone over age 60. An eye doctor can check for glaucoma in several different ways. A visual field test checks for loss of peripheral vision. A dilated eye exam allows the doctor to see the optic nerve and inspect it for damage. A test called tonometry, in which a tiny puff of air is blown at the eye, checks the pressure within the eye and screens specifically for glaucoma.

Once you have a diagnosis, treatment depends on the type and stage of glaucoma that you have. Most people with glaucoma treat it with medicated eye drops. These drops help decrease fluid production within the eye and increase drainage. If medications aren’t enough, another option is to have surgery to open up the drainage canals. Although surgery can halt the progression of glaucoma, it cannot restore vision that has already been lost to the disease.
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